Two new members have recently joined the Arkansas PBS Commission.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a series of appointments on Thursday, June 18, including the Arkansas PBS appointments. Hutchinson appointed Anne Canada and Ann Clemmer as the two new members and reappointed Annette Herrington for a second term.
All of the commission members serve for an eight-year term.
Canada, of Subiaco, is a teacher librarian at Paris Middle School and previously served as a literacy teacher and elementary classroom teacher in the Paris School District. Her term expires on March 23, 2027.
Clemmer is the senior associate director at the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Higher Education. She is a former state representative, representing District 29 from 2009 to 2013 and District 23 from 2013 to 2015.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome our new members of the Arkansas PBS Commission,” Arkansas PBS Executive Director and CEO Courtney Pledger said in a statement. “We look forward to the expertise and direction they will provide. We are delighted to have Annette Herrington serving a second term. Her contributions to the network’s success have been many.”
In total, there are eight commission members, with one representative from each congressional district, one from the public school system and one in the higher education system. The other commission members include chairman Skip Holland, vice-chairman John Brown, treasurer West Doss, Woody Freeman and Dr. Kathryn Jones.